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The Myth of Male Power

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2003

    read this book

    First introduced to Mr. Farrell¿s books at the age of 18 I responded with righteous indignation, ¿just a man making excuses¿ for his behavior and discarded the book. Now age 35 I have read every book he has written. His writings changed my relationship with myself (as a man), every man in my life (father, brothers grandfathers, friends and strangers) and woman in my life. I consider my vocabulary inadequate to accurately articulate the quality and integrity of Mr. Ferrell¿s thoughts and conclusions. Although many of Warren Farrell¿s ideas are contrary to common thinking --- 100 percent of his conclusions are consistent with my experience as a growing man. Purchase this book for yourself and all others that you love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2001

    Dr. Farrell makes no assertions he can't back up

    'It's a man's world'? Not really, and Warren Farrell carefully documents the ways that it isn't. He has great insight into the workings of our culture, but at the same time many of the things he points out should be obvious but aren't, because of the pervasive anti-male attitudes in this society. I've heard all my life about how men have all the advantages, and about how men are disrespectful towards women, and about how women are nobly suffering in an opressive society. I believed this for a long time, and while it caused me a good deal of self-hatred, I resolved not to be like other men who abuse and discriminate against women. As I got older I began to notice 2 things: (1) I didn't know of any other men who abused or discriminated against women and (2) although I was always careful to treat women with respect, few women were willing to do the same with me. This got me to think that perhaps there is little truth in the the things I learned about male inferiority and male priviledge. Then Dr. Farrell provided the evidence I needed to validate that observation. The truth about men, I believe, can be summed up in the following quote from THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill: 'Man's greatest motivating force is his desire to please woman!...It is this inherent desire of man to please woman which gives woman the power to make or break a man.' Many feminists (but not all) are gleefully and successfully encouraging women to use their power to break men, and it is men's desire to please women that keeps the silence on the truths expressed in Dr. Farrell's book. As he puts it, only one side has shown up in the war between the sexes. I should point out that Dr. Farrell is careful to express that not all of feminism is bad. He wants to 'cherish feminism's baby, but not its bathwater.' He is compassionate toward BOTH sexes, and he has an optimism about the future of gender relations which is infectious. I would like to recommend ALL of his books. THANK YOU, WARREN!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    Black people have all the power, too.

    Now someone needs to write a book about the myth of white power. Everyone seems to think black people make less money and have fewer opportunities than whites, but it's really whites who are suffering. Farrell needs to get on this right away!

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